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>> reporter: breaking news out of antioch where a woman is dragged 75 feet and killed. we have information about the suspect and new information about what led up to this. >> reporter: why pg&e says knob none of its gas -- none of its gas triggered an explosion that sent one man to the hospital. the founder of wikileaks has just appeared in a european courtroom to face charges in a sex crime face. "mornings on 2" begins right n
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ow. well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori dam -- tori c ampbell. police are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and- run incident that killed one person. it happened just before 2:00 this morning. claudine wong is in antioch where investigators are still on the scene. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, t oriry -- tori. >> reporter: they are continuing their investigation out here. we know a woman was killed in anis dent that happened right in front of -- in an incident that happened right in front of this area. apparently this all started just before 2:00 this morning, when antioch police got a call that a woman had been hit by a vehicle. when they got here, they found this woman on the ground with significant wounds in front of
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the roadway. they took her to the hospital. but she did die at the hospital. the police say the victim was heard arguing by someone -- with someone. we do have a vehicle description of the car that was scene driving away from the scene. it is a silver, late model, f our-door nissan frontier p ickup. it has a luggage rack on the c ab. it was last scene going northbound on kabala road leaving the scene. at this point, this investigation just getting u nderway. they have kabala -- kabara at 18th blocked off. and they are continuing to search for this vehicle out here. so this story, still developing but really a very tragic accident. they tried to -- they are trying to find the person
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responsible. back to you. >> thank you, claudine. 7:02. this morning investigators are searching for the cause of a powerful explosion that critically injured an oakland man. this happened just after 8:00 last night at a home on 87th avenue. kraig debro has brand-new information and has dramatic home video of the blast. kraig, what's the latest? >> reporter: it didn't last for very long. it's certainly dramatic. i just talked to a pg&e a m oment. let me show you the home that was affected by it. this is where the explosion happened at a home on 87th avenue near bancroft. an earthquake, an explosion, just two of the words neighbors used to describe what happened here. the fire department says it sounds like a natural gas explosion. they are basing that on how people describe the sounds and smells. take a look at the picturesle.
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they-- pictures. they tell the story. a neighbor caught the explosion on the camera. >> an explosion from hell. that's what we heard. i thought my windows were going to blow out but they didn't. >> it rolled from that direction across from this and i jumped up and i told my wife, get up. and i looked outside. i said get the keys to the car, let's go to -- let's go. >> reporter: a man has burns over 80% of the body. i just talked to pg&e they say there's no indication of gas outside of the explosion contributing to the cause.
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a neighbor said she saw what the explosion did to the man. >> i cautiously looked out and that's when i saw leen's face collapse. as i opened the door, i just heard putt put, "donna help me." >> reporter: three adults and a child leaving there, getting assistance from the red cross to find another place to live.
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a man was shot late last night, not a woman. police say the 40-year-old was sitting in his car on bison way waiting for a friend when a man in a mask approached the car and pointed a gun at him. the. >> normally this area is pretty good. it's the other side of town that kind of seems where there's more violence. >> the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries. police have not released any information on a suspect. pacifica police tell ktvu this morning that officers in redwood city have detained a suspected police imposter. police say the man tried to pull over three different people in millbrae and pacifica
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yesterday. in one incident the suspect s topped a woman. she pulled into the parking lot of this in and out burger in millbrae and he tried to make her pay a phony speeding ticket. when she asked to see the t icket, he took off. he attempted to pull over a flight crew and they did not pull over. a judge has denied bail for wikileak's founder, julian assange. he will remain in british custody. assange has been riding -- h iding in britton since documents were -- britain since documents were released last week. back here at home, the san francisco man who claims a
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priest sexually aas -- sexually abused him as a child gets his day in court today but not the way he opened. will lynch is expected to go before a judge. lynch had been fighting for criminal charges against that priest. it is 7:07. we want to check in with sal and see what's happening on the -- happening on the roads on this tuesday morning. >> good morning. we've had -- we kind of had a bad 6:00 hour. things are getting a little bit better now. i want to go out and take a look at the commute here on 80. it looks like the fog we had at the bay bridge is lifting a little bit -- a little bit. it's back under up now. we're looking at about a half hour to drive into the city
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right now. you see red and that's s top- and-go. so when you look at antioch, the road sensors are picking up slow traffic, also some slowing in pittsburg and bay point. 7:09. let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you. before we get started, a couple of things going on, a big, big cold system in the northeast all the way down to florida, fort lauderdale, florida reported a low of 40 degrees. coldest temperature on d ecember 7th in 169 years. if you have any travel plans tull ill all the way down to florida, it will be really cold. what's that mean for us? it will be sunny and warm here. that's what it means for us. but we'll have to deal with inland fog. it looks to me like the coast will be just downright balmy.
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you get to fairfield, oakley, livermore, concord, you start to get that tulle fog. today it will be sunny to the south, clouds to the north. this system will move in tomorrow and then rain. north bay could get pretty good rain out of this area. today, it will be on the mild side but our lows are much, much cooler than they were 24 hours ago. a good 10 degrees. 50s and 60s. we'll go 55 and then a high of 59. sanfrancisco starting off at 50 and they are the one of the few that have a low of 50. 52, 56, we'll go for a high of 50 degrees. 43 napa, santa rosa. livermore is reporting some fog as well. also around the bay bridge. sal touched on that. palo alto, redwood city. yesterday around 54, 55.
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21 in tahoe. fog, sacramento, fog out by stockton. ukiah is reporting fog. eureka is 58 with wind a dvisories in advance of the system right there. big system. as it moves towards the pacific northwest. it will take this portion of the front and kine of drop it. today, the dry pattern, farther south more sun. farther north more clouds. it will be breezy. patchy fog, sun and clouds and a little bit more sun. rain moves in wednesday carries us into friday and then it looks good on saturday except for some of that fog. >> the president agrees to a tax cut compromise that republicans and now the challenge is will the president get the rest of the party to go along. a live report is next. and how a new party patrol
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is expected to crack down on weekend parties. bad news about elizabeth edwards. a new development in her battle against cancer.
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prompt is asking fellow democrats to go along -- p rompt -- president obama is asking democrats to go along with the compromise deal he made with republicans. under this, tax cuts for all americans would be extended two more years. that would save the average worker with a $40,000 salary
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about $800 this year. the deal will extend u nemployment benefits for 13 more months. it includes a payroll tax and social security tax cut. scott macfarland tells us now, this deal, scott is on shaky ground. good morng. >> reporter: good morning, dave, especially among the democrats. we're still waiting to hear from nancy pelosi who issued no public statement after the agreement was announced. she will make a public appearance at the capitol today to light the capitol christmas tree at 2:00, one of her final ceremonies as outgoing house speaker. one calls the tax deal "surrender." the party wanted to extend those tax cuts to those earning more than $250,000 a year.
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they don't like that compromise. mr.obama said making a cross- the-had the board cuts -- >> it would deal a serious blow to our economic recovery. >> reporter: a local democratic congressman mike honda, interviewed before last night's white house holiday party did indicate some support for this agreement saying it's a great trade a -- great trade across the board. but this tax deal on shaky ground. it will be a day of fierce f ighting over tax cuts. live in washington, scott macfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. >> cow. elizabeth edwards' doctors say her long bat well cancer is coming to an end. she may only have attacks to e nd. the doctors have told her there would be no further benefit to treat the cancer. elizabeth edwards separated with her husband, john, after he admitted to an extramarital
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affair. her family says she's dealing with incredible emotional pain with incredible encurable. >> she -- encourage. >> she was deeply hurt and more for -- and more for her family in many respects, because it was embarrassing, awkward, strange. but she rose above it and continued to live her life with grace and elegance. >> she's 61 and has been b attling cancer for a few years now. in afghanistan, he's thanking the 100,000 troops serving in the war. he will also check out the progress of the 9-year-old war.
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there is a new report in the army times that says soldiers are using diet pills, laxatives, even liposuction surgery to meet the army's weight standards ands had keep their jobs. soldiers who don't meet certain weight standards are given two months to make satisfactory weight loss. the army says 21,000 soldiers were discharged between 1992 and 2007 because they couldn't comply with the weight s tandards. 7:18. the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to approve legislation today that would speed up the testing of dna in rape cases. the police department would be required to report if it is p icking up rape kits within 72 hours of the reported incident. the legislation would also require the crime lab to test evidence within 14 days. meanwhile, the san francisco public defender's office is c alling for a criminal
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investigation after accusations that a crime lab worker botched a dna testified -- moved -- botched a dna test. a criminalist switched samples in a dna case and her supervisor erased evidence of the switch. a former lab denied knowing of the problem. it appears berkeley's new party parole is paying off. this is the latest effort to crack down on wild parties around the cal campus. back in august, two patrol cars with a uc police officer and a berkeley police officer started patrolling the streets near the campus. since then, the police say there's been a dramatic drop in both street violent crime and animal house type parties. 7:19. today is the 69th anniversary of the japanese attack on pearl harbor ap the death of almost 2 500 americans. survivors are now elderly and their numbers are dwindling. last night, members of the
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pearl harbor association voted whether to disband the group but they voted to keep it open. members will attend a ceremony on top of mount diablo. this is the 47th year that survivors will gather to share their stories. survivors will pay tribute to four members of the mount diablo chapter who died last summer. well, the results from a news survey from consumer reports won't surprise a lot of iphone users. santa claus at a local m acy's been fired just weeks before christmas. the joke he made that got him the boot after 20 years. westbound, bay bridge looking at about a 15 minute before you get on the span. we'll tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead.
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a petaluma cable repairman had to be rescued by f irefighters after falling into a sidewalk vault. the repairman was part of a crew that opened the vault on bodega avenue to get to the wires and cables inside. coworkers told firefighters the man appeared to have a medical emergency and he fell at least five feet down into the vault. the man was taken to a local hospital. his condition has not been r ereesed -- released. santa claus just got married from -- fired from from macy's. all because of a naughty joke. he's been the santa claus for 20 years. he's fold the same joke -- told the same joke thousands of time. now the man known as santa john has lost his job. he said he would only tell his
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jokes to to adult people. and when asked why is he so jolly? he would say because he knows where all the naughty girls and boys are. at&t now ranks dead last in consumer satisfaction of all national wireless carriers. it received the worst rating in eight of nine categories, including overall value, staff knowledge. half of the at&t customers say the only reason they stay with the company is because it's the only provider for their apple iphone. other cell phone service providers maintained or improved their approval ratings. let's go to sal. >> we have a busy morning trying to get into san francisco. it has been somewhat busy this
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morning, everywhere, really. if you are driving into the c ity, give yourself plenty of time at the bay bridge toll plaza. that traffic is going to be b usy. it's about a 30-minute delay g etting into san francisco with no major issues, though. there are no major problems which is good news. but the bad news, is seems to be busier than it was yesterday, for example. this is a look at 880. that traffic is moving along okay. if you are driving out towards the downtown oakland area. no major problems heading south approaching highway 92. i want to show you northbound 280 here getting up to highway 17. that traffic is going to be b usy. i'm justlooking at one of the maps. i don't see too much slow traffic in the south bay. it's getting busier. you can see on 101 it's slow and 85 is slow approaching 17. we don't seem to have a lot of crashes and we hope it stays that way. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. a little bit of fog. concord says fog, livermore,
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santa rosa. we've had a little bit over the bay as well. i mean, seriously, we haven't had a stretch where you get two weeks of dry weather in the winter time. we always do get it but we haven't had it. when it happens that's just r are. we're seeing a little bit of it today. the system out here will be out here -- will be lifting. south bay will be mostly sunny, the peninsula, north bay looks like they will be flirting with clouds or sun. cool to mild. the lows are -- san jose's low was 55. today, 44. that's a big difference. 50 in san francisco. 40s every where else. that system, that is driving northward but eventually it's gonna drop that whole system on us tomorrow. patchy fog, sun and cloud. cool to mild. the sun, not too bad. 50s and 60s for your temperatures.
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and the five-day rain moves in tomorrow. it will be a pretty good rainer for the north bay, less amounts to the south. we'll question remember -- carry it into thursday. saturday, the coast has one of these patterns where they are sitting sunny and 64. i think that's what we're looking at -- looking at. 7:26. homicide investigators are on the scene of a deadly h it-and- run crash in antioch. also we're getting new information on a powerful blast that rocked an east bay neighborhood. he was at the controls of a terrifying muni crash. new details about how many times that same operator had been in trouble before. and the fate of a berkeley landmark has been the subject of a nearly four-year battle, that could be decided tonight.
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breaking news in antioch. police are at the scene of a h it-and-run accident where one person has been killed. ktvu's claudine wong is there right now with the very latest on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yes. police say it appears the victim knew her killer, arked with the person -- argued with the person before being dragged to her death. you can see the investigators focusing her attention right in front of the produce market. that's the produce market near
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18th street. that's apparently where all of this happened just before 2:00 this morning. we can see multiple evidence markers right in the parking l ot. when police got the call, they were told that a woman had been struck by a vehicle. they got here and found a woman so injured that life-saving efforts failed. she was pronounced dead at the local hospital. since that time, police have found people who heard some kind of fight between the suspect and the victim. moments after that fight, the woman was dragged by the v ehicle. it appears she was dragged at least 75 feet. the suspect took off. at this hour, police are still searching for the person responsible. we do have a vehicle description for you this morning. the suspect took off northbound on kavala road in a vehicle described as a late model, silver, four-door, near sawn frontier pickup truck. that truck was a luggage rack
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over the cab. police have put out an a ll- points bulletin. anyone who knows anything is a sked to call the police. it appears this investigation will be ongoing for a couple more hours. we'll continue to bring you any developments coming up on "mornings on 2." claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. 7:31. neighbors are calling it the explosion from hell. kraig debro joins us live from oakland. he has new information and dramatic home video of last night's powerful last in o akland. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning. that video taken by a neighbor set up cameras. here is a house on 87th a venue. i want you to take a look at that long piece of wood with the window frame lying in the car. that's one of the walls of the
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second story that popped out because of the explosion. that's what led to the roof collapse there. people we talked to this morning and all last night said this was a tremendous explosion. they felt not only the heat but the vibrant -- vibrations. here's what some of them had to say. >> you could feel the heat. it sounded like an earthquake. we sat down facing this way watching the tv. >> it was like the explosion from hell. >> reporter: surveillance videotape is from a neighbor about a block away. it's not as dramatic as the description you just heard. but it shows just how quickly the event came and went. the fire department says based upon what people told them about the explosion appears this was caused by a natural gas leak of some kind. pg&e told me about 30 minutes ago that the explosion was not caused by the gas from the outside of the building.
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one neighbor is in critical condition, leon spencer. one neighbor was shocked to see him. >> i cautiously look out and that's when i saw leon's face collapse. and when i opened the door i heard, "donna, help me." >> reporter: mr. spencer was actually living in the bottom floor where the top floor was b eing renovated. we're not sure when the last workers were up there that might have had something to do with the explosion. now, as far as we can tell, no other people have been injured. there have been a couple of people evacuated next door. there is an apartment building to the right of the building here that had a number of windows blown out. i just found out from a person living there, he came out and said he was up most of the
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night throwing away debris from t hose -- basically, blownout windows. coming up at 8:00. i will try to see if i can talk to somebody over there and to -- to get their perspective of what happened here. back to you. >> thank you, kraig. 7:34. last night's explosion in oakland brings to find last september's pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. a state lawmaker from the bay area is pushing for more c ontrols over pg&e in response to that disaster. democratic assemblyman jerry hill has introduced a bill that places several, tough, new restrictions on utilities, such as pg&e 6789. police say a victim's e x- girlfriend was lured into a
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house on woodbridge live on sunday and men kicked her boyfriend and threatened to set them on fire. well, the father of a 4- month-old oakland boy is now in jail. he's accused of causing his s on's death. the baby lived with his parents in the house in the 1600 block of 6th avenue. police say the baby's 26-year- old father caused u nspecified injuries that led to his son's death early sunday morning. that child had been in the hospital for almost two weeks. right now, the baby's father is being held on felony abuse child charges but prosecutors say it's possible he could soon face murder charges. 7:36. the debate over same-sex marriage in california is now in the hands of a federal appeals court in san francisco.
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the panel heard arguments on prop 8 for two and a half hours yesterday. it was all broadcast live on c -span. the judges must decide whether prop 8 supporters have legal standing to defend the man. the governor and attorney general refused to uphold it. >> discrimination hurts everyone and discrimination against gays and lesbians hurts everyone in this country. >> the constitutional question is not whether people are harmed but whether people made a r ational decision. >> a ruling is expected to come in righting in a few months. the losing said is expected to appeal to the full 9th circuit and then all the way to the u.s. supreme court.
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judge michael hawkins is seen as the moderate on -- moderate on the panel and is perhaps the key on which way this ruling goes. some lawmakers find him hard to read. >> i thought the judge did a very -- judges did a very good job, especially, judge hawkins. they were keeping us on a high and neutral theoretical level. >> appellate judges generally look for -- go to ktvu.com for more information. a muni operator involved in a crash in july of last year reportedly had a spotty driving record. "the examiner" is reporting that henry gray had been suspended four times prior to the west portal station crash. two suspensions were in 2009 for passing up passengers and mandatory stops. he was also suspended according to the reports, in 2008 for having low marks on an
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inspection report. and in 2007. to -- 2007 for hitting another train. 47 people were hurt in that 2009 collision. gray told the authorities he blacked out moments before his train rear ended another train. investigators say before the collision, gray broke protocol from by switching the trains from -- train controls from automatic to manual. tori, and dave, muni is d oing well without any major delays. now, the roads are a different patter, altogether. we do have slow traffic out there. this is a look at highway 4. not looking that great. you can look at the bright side, we don't have any major crashes there so that's good.
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and the morning commute in the south bay is busy. we've had a lot of accidents in the south bay this morning. minor ones, a new one southbound 101 at blossom hill. we've had northbound 101 at blossom hill reported. so they are trying to figure out which way it is. 7:39. let's go to steve. a lot going on here. we have sunny skies for some. some fog for others and higher clouds to the north. today won't be bad. it's this fog that i think could play into our weekend forecast. but by the coast it may be one of those days where it's sunn and warm. this shows you the drier air. sanjose peninsula, east bay, mostly sunny. to the north bay you will be dealing with a lot of clouds. this system will drop over us
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tomorrow. today we start off with some of that fog. we're getting to the point now where some of the inland valley fog can really make for a cold day where as some locations if you are in the sun can be really mild and warm. valley fog, tulle fog, 50s and 60s on the temperatures. sanfrancisco will go for a -- for a high of 60 today. 42 napa/ver. but concord and livermore -- and livermore, 41. 43 in redding. 43 in ukiah. fresno, 42. 48 in santa maria. this system will align itself
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parallel to the coast today than the low comes in. that will drop us on tomorrow. there's pretty good rain in t his, especially for the north bay tomorrow. today is a dry pattern, partly sunny, mild conditions. our lows are in the 40s but -- but not the 50s. cloudy, a lot of cloud. rain develops wednesday into thursday. a little wind at times. there are wind advisories on the north coast. so that system has a little bit of punch. patchy fog, sun, clouds, mostly sunny, partly cloudy later on. cool to mild. 50s to 60s. we have rain moving in wednesday into thursday, then a whole pattern starts to move north as high pressure moves in. inland fog could be tough with highs in the low 50s. but the coast around the bay could have upper 60s. >> thank you. tonight could be the last chance for a group dedicated to reopening berkeley iceland as a community ice rink. nearly 14 years ago, the ridge
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in the art deco building was shut down. the building was given landmark status which comply dated plans to -- complicated plans to sell the property. >> reporter: good morning. i'm jade hernandez. it's being considered a t hought-provoking program from the al-jazeera network. why the spring wedding of prince william and kate m iddleton could be a game c hanger, similar to what happened when his grandmother, the gene got married, over 50 years ago.
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taxpayers make $12 billion on the citigroup bailout, two years ago. right now, the dow is up 64. 7:46. a bay area radio station is among the first in the country to broadcast a news show by the al-jazeera network. the deal is being touted as a way to provide listeners with a different perspective. ktvu's jade hernandez is live at kpfa in berkeley with some details. >> reporter: good morning. this morning when we spoke to the woman responsible for making the decision to air the program here at this berkeley radio station, we also spoke to
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the radio station news codirector who agrees with the decision. >> we felt that they offered another perspective on the news, that they particularly cover international news, although they also cover many things in this country from a slightly different perspective. they are looking at it from a slightly more outside eye than we tend to get from the news in this country. >> this is al-jazeera tv. >> reporter: you are loaning to the first al-jazeera english show that aired yesterday morning. the pacifica foundation was the thirst of three companies to run the one-hour al-jazeera news program across the country on k pfa yesterday morning here in berkeley. the show's broadcast aired in berkeley, new york and washington, d.c. eventually, all of pacifica's 1 50
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affiliates will have access to the show. the show indirectly fills program which opened up after k pfa cancelled their show about a month ago due to budget cuts. then employees' shock turned to rage and protest because em employees claim management f ailed to find an fbi. >> we had a two-hour local programming moving show. i'm in support of that. i think there is room for al- jazeera. i don't think the morning show should be replaced by al- jazeera programming, period. >> reporter: up until this p oint, the al-jazeera network has only aired its radio shows through satellite subscriptions. in berkeley this morning, jade
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hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. okay, jade. thank you. well, governor schwarzenegger wants even more budget cuts in his last month in office. the governor wants to cut food stamps, child care and welfare programs. he's called lawmakers into a special session to reduce the deficit before he leaves office january 3rd. many lawmakers and especially democrats say they prefer to wait until the new g overnor- elect jerry brown is sworn in. >> we know that longer we wait, the harder if will get. >> i voted against it because of the cuts to children, education and poor people. if it's just more of the same, then i'm not interested. >> now, tomorrow jerry brown has scheduled a budget forum. >> we're now now learning
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california overseas -- california prisons turned o verseas for a lethal drug. california put executions on hold in september when its supply ran out. the american civil liberty's union filed a lawsuit to find the source of the drug and a rgued it's illegal to use foreign-made drugs for e xecution. the wayward sea lion found wandering far from the ocean will have to be euthanized. the sea lion was found on the campus of knights and elementary school. workers at the marin mammal center in sausalito ran fests on the -- tests on the sea lion and discovered she had brain damage, likely from eating toxins from algae. the british tv network is considering a high-tech plan
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for the upcoming royal wedding and this may well boost tv sales. the network is thinking about broadcasting the wedding of prince william and kate m iddleton in 3-d as well as high definition. a similar thing happened when the queen married more than 50 years ago. many people in britain bought their own -- brought their own tv sets just to watch that w edding. last night's matchup between the jets an the patriots was supposed to be a good one. the jets were scorched by tom brady and the patriots. this is one of four touchdown passes. newengland rolled 45-3. 10-2. tied for the best record in the league. every time tom brady does well -- >> he's from the bay area. >> san mateo native. >> if you were a jets' fan that
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antioch police have arrested a suspect accused of scabbing a woman to death in a grocery store parking lot following an argument. police were called at 10:00 yesterday morning to the food mac near delta fair boulevard and buchanan. they found a woman in the parking lot who had been s tabbed. she was taken to the hospital where she died. roy kritz junior was arrested.
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reportedly, he was arguing with her before she died. witnesses told police they heard several shots before s eeing two cars speed away. 22-year-old corey laws of pittsburg was hit but his injuries are not life- threatening. police say they have leads in the case. no arrests have been made. 7:54. the vallejo school board is focusing on freshmen right now as they consider ways to make their experience in school better. the district says 9th graders made up the majority of cases where students are expelled from school. the changes are needed to help reduce the dropout rate. some of the proposed ideas include a summer program for i ncoming freshmen, a year-long transition course and regular meetings with advisers. the school plans to vote on this proposal next we. all right. we want to check in with sal. everything going okay?
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>> things are okay for the most part. we've had a couple of south bay issues but for the most part they've been minor. if you are driving in from richmond today heading down to the macarthur maze, not a huge delay, it's just gonna be typical for what you normally drive, about 25 minutes from richmond to berkeley. and when you get to the toll plaza, again, it's 25 -- i would say 20 minutes before you actually make it onto bridge and then some more time getting into the city. the south bay, we ran down those accidents in blossom hill. southbound and northbound but most of the slow traffic is after that heading north on 101. they found out that the accident is not really affecting things. 280 is slow approaching 17. 7:56. here's steve. sal, sunny, for most. north bay, sunny, cloudy. sanjose, looking good. a little cooler this morning compared to yesterday. a lot more 40s instead of the 50s in advance of a system that
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will be here tomorrow. you can see the dividing line if you are about southern marin county, you will have to deal with clouds. south of that looks good except for some fog. sun, clouds coming in later on. 41 with fog being reported at concord and livermore. that fog can be cold if you are stuck in that. it looks mostly sunny and mild today for some. that system plows in here tomorrow. patchy fog, sun and clouds, cool to -- cool to mild. mostly sunny to the south. partly cloudy to the north. bring those clouds in and start to bring in rain as that sweeps through the area on thursday. then it lifts out of here. it will be sunny and warmer especially coast and bay side by the weekend except the fog inland can make it tougher. right now, investigators are still at the scene of a deadly hit and run incident. what police are telling claudine wong about how this happened just hours ago. a man is in the hospital.
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police are looking for a c arjacking suspect this morning. what the victim was doing when he was attacked. and there's just been a big decision in a court case a ttracting worldwide attention for the founder of wicki leaks.
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developing news out of antioch. a woman is dragged to her death. we'll talk live with antioch police next for the latest. >> reporter: how pg&e says a natural gas explosion that sent a man to the hospital is not their fault. and a bay area assault case is getting national attention. a san francisco man says he's not the man who should be going on trial today. the second hour of "mornings on 2" begins right now. good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. it's tuesday, december 7th. we're still following developing news from antioch
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this morning. police are still out there at the scene of a hit-and-run incident where one person was killed. it all happened just before 2:00 this morning on kabala road. ktvu's claudine wong is there. she has the very latest on everything happening. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yes. we're on kavala road where it remains blocked off. you can see the investigation o ngoing right in front of that produce mark. >> that's where police believe this all start. i'm joined now by lieutenant o rum from the antioch police department. can you tell me happened? >> around 1:49 a.m. we got a report of a woman dragged by a pickup truck out into the s treet. our officers -- one them was actually around the corner and got here quickly. first aid was rendered to the person. emergency services was called. >> reporter: it appears she was dragged a fairly good distance, is that correct? >> i would say 50, 75 feet.
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>> reporter: 1:49 in the m orning, it's dark out here. there were some witnesses who watched at least what some of led up to this. >> that's correct. some folks going to work. >> reporter: what did they here? >> there was some arguing that proceeded with the vehicle vehicle and the drag -- with the vehicle and the dragging. >> reporter: and then the suspect took off leaving this woman in fatal condition. >> we're investigating this as a homicide. at this point we're looking at this as a homicide case. >> reporter: what do we know about the suspect vehicle and the suspect at this point? >> we don't have a description of the suspect at this point that we're rerelease -- r eleasing. the vehicle is a silver quad c ab, nissan frontier. it has a luggage rack on top of the cab. >> reporter: would there be any damage on it or anything that
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would be another indicator of what happened? >> based on the wounds that this victim received, there may be some biological type materials on the vehicle. we're not sure there will be significant damage to the car based on upon what we're seeing at the scene. >> a dragging as opposed to an impact? >> reporter: correct. >> okay. thanks for the its laest this morning. again, we do expect them to be out here for a while as they piece together what happened out here this morning. we are told only that the victim is in her 40s and she's from this area. at this point, the search for that suspect continues. live in antioch, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. it's three minutes after 8:00. this morning investigators are still searching for the cause of a powerful explosion that critically injured an oakland man. it happened last night at a home on 87th avenue. kraig debro has new information and dramatic home video of the blast and joins us from oakland with this update. >> good morning.
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it look like preliminary, a nyway, it might be a natural gas explosion. people are starting to get up and walk down here to 87th avenue. a couple of people from 84th said they felt it way down t here. you take a look at the house. this is where the explosion happened. you see those long pieces of wood? those are the walls from the top floor. the fire department says it sounds like a natural gas explosion and they are basing that on how people describe the sounds and the smell. these pictures tell a pretty good story. the short length of the actual explosion kind of defies what people felt. >> an explosion from hell. that's what we heard. i thought 450 windows were going to blow out. but they didn't. >> woo! and it rolled from that direction across like this. and i jumped up. i told my wife, get up and i
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looked out the house and everything was falling down. i said, get the keys to the car and let's go. >> reporter: the man living on the bottom floor, leon spencer, has 80% burns on his -- on burns on 80% of his body. i talked to pg&e and they say there's indication that gas outside the building contributed to the cause. >> i cautiously looked out and that's when i saw leon's face collapse. as i opened the door, i just heard, "donna, help me.
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donna, help me." it was leon on fire. >> reporter: a neighbor had to tackle the man, leon spencer, put him on the ground and strip his clothes off so he wouldn't continue to burn. he was taken to highland hospital in critical condition. it shattered windows of neighbors as well. this apartment building across an alleyway from the home. all of those pieces of plywood. that's where windows used to be. so the force of the explosion shattering windows at a building next door as well. >> thank you. >> our time is now 8:06. we're just getting new information about a carjacking that happened in antioch. police now say it was a man who was shot late last night, not a womannen. police say the -- woman. police say the man was sitting in his car on bison way waiting for his friend when a man w earing a mask approached the
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car pointing a gun at him. when the victim got out, the man got into the victim's car and drove out. we talked to people this morning who lived nearby and they say they are surprised to hear about the crime. >> normally this area is pretty good, it sound -- it kind of seems like there's more violence on the other side of town but it look like it's coming this way to our neighborhood. >> reporter: the shooting victim was taken to the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries. police haven't released any information yet about a suspect. now, police in pacifica are telling ktvu this morning that officers in redwood city have detained a suspected police imposter. police say the man tried to pull over three different people in millbrae and pacifica yesterday. one of those incidents, he stopped a woman as she pulled into the parking lot at this in and out burger in millbrae. tried to make her way to -- t ried to make her pay for a phony speeding ticket. he may also have tried to pull over members of a flight crew
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on the way to sfo. they did not pull over and they did call the police. 8:07. wikileaks founder jullien assange is behind bars in l ondon. this is new video showing assange. he had been hiding in britain since wickileaks began to release hundreds of cable last week. the san francisco man who
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says a priest sexually abused him as a child gets his gay in court today but not the way he opened -- day in court today but not the way he opened. will lynch is expected to appear before a judge in santa clara county on criminal assault charges. lynch is accused of attacking a priest. prosecutors have been barred from charging the reverend even though the catholic church paid the brothers. that's because lynch did not report the abuse until 20 years after it allegedly occurred and the statute of limitations had run out. 8:09. let's get you to where you need to go. we have a new crash on the peninsula. it's an accident dave and tori on 101 southbound in san mateo at highway 92. we do have it on a map for you. that's southbound 101 at 92. it could be on the ram. can you see traffic is already
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slowing down, according to our road sensors from burlingame heading on south. northbound traffic may be slow. if you look at 280, you see a lot of green. i would say use 280 if you can. instead of 101. you move over the maps. eastbound 580 which is the n oncommute direction. there is a crash there, the paramedics are on the way. one lane is blocked again. westbound may be more of a problem at people slow to take a look at that. 880 northbound, gonna be slow passing the coliseum it's looking slow up to the brick wall. that's about it. it's not light this morning. the bay bridge is backed up for about a 20-minute delay before you make it on the bridge i tself. at 8:10. sunshine for most but this fog is coming in now, it's not the coastal fog. inland fog, tulle fog. this time of year d
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ecember/january is when it can make for a cold, foggy pattern inland. yet the bay and coast can be sunny and warmer. today it's mostly sunny already. peninsula, south bay, east bay, north bay, partly cloudy. can you see the pattern. it drifts -- it lifts right there. that will be the dividing rhine today. that low moves closer to us. we'll cloud it up and bring some rain in tomorrow. now, the fog, though, again, some of that will lift. but livermore says 40 and fog. that's cold. yesterday at this time -- yesterday it's a lot of 40s. most of the heavy rain will stay to the north tomorrow. and then -- but the north bay could be in line for some rain. fog, sun, clouds. yesterday we started the lows around 55, 56, 57. today it's around 41, 42, 43. we have a lot more ground to
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make up. kept santa rosa the same, san francisco cooled off, too, their low was 56, 57. today they are 50. 62 danville after yesterday's 65, balmy degrees. sanjose was 65. that he are starting off at 44. they are now 45. there's livermore, o 40 with fog. you can get soming pockets of that fog. 50 in san francisco, 45, napa san rafael, santa rosa. oakland and berkeley at 45 degrees. this will produce copious amounts of rain. for the north bay and then after that it will stay right
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there. today, it's just patchy fog then it's sunny to mostly sunny. some clouds drifting in but more to the north. so 50s and 60s. temperatures stay about the same but we bring in rain tomorrow, also on thursday and everything lifts friday except for fog inland it will be sunny and w arm. caught on tape, the violent encounter one storeowner in stockton had with two armed robbers. sad news about elizabeth edwards, the estranged wife of former presidential candidate john edwards. president obama has hammered out a compromise with republicans but will his own party sign on. this is my band from the 80's, looker. hair and mascara, a lethal combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple our floor space.
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president obama's tax cut deal risks falling apart today on capitol hill. >> reporter: from within his own party, we're still waiting to hear from speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, who didn't issue a public state after this tax deal was announced. our inquiries to her office have not yet been responded to this morning. other house democrats slammed the deal, saying the president didn't let the tax cuts expire for millionaires. one said the president punted
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away the football on third down. there are congressional republicans unhappy, wondering how much this will cost. mr.obama tried to preempt some of the criticism. >> i have no doubt somebody will find things in here that they don't like, there are things in here i don't like, namely the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans and the wealthiest of states. the white house dispatching joe biden to the white house to rally some support. nancy pelosi will have to have something to say on this. she appears outfor a christmas tree lighting ceremony at 2:00 p.m. pacific time. scott macfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:17. elizabeth edwards' doctors say she's losing her long battle with cancer. she may only have weeks to live. doctors have told her there's no reason to keep treating her
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cancer right now. elizabeth edwards celebrated from her husband, john, after he admitted to an affair. >> she was deeply hurt. and she was hurt more for her family and -- in many respects because this was embarrassing, awkward, strange. it should never have happened but it did. but she rose above it and she don'ted -- continued to live her life with grace and el le l igans. >> she's been battling breast cancer since 2004. the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to approve legislation todd that would speed up the testing of dna in rape cases. the police department would be required to report if it is p icking up rape kits within 72 hours of the reported incident.
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8:18. it appears that berkeley's new party patrol is paying off. this is the latest effort to crack down on those wild parties around the cal campus. now, back in august, two patrol cars that carried both a uc police officer and a berkeley police officer started p atrolling the streets near the campus. well, since that timepolice say there's been a dramatic drop in both violent street crime and animal house type parties. travelers look for a sunny and warm spot to spend the
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holidays and airlines and hotels and travel agents say v acationers seem to be thinking twice about some destinations south of the border this year because of drug-related v iolence. this year, mexican officials say the number of americans driving into mexico is down 20% from last year. so mexican officials are escorting care vau vans of drivers -- caravans of drivers where road bandits have been scene. >> we'll have one patrolling 15, 20 cars. and then you have to take the poor measures and -- take the proper measures and follow common sense. back here at home, surveillance video may help stockton police track down two robbers who shot a storeowner five times. the woman was behind this counter when these robbers r ushed into the stores.
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police say they shot the store owner in her back as she was t rying to get away. she was rushed to the hospital. she's expected to survive. investigators say the robbers got away in a light brown or t an-colored minivan. the owners of the of a chain of bay area restaurants have been charged with tax fraud and hiring undocumented immigrants. rye now, sandavol who owned the restaurants, they were arraigned yesterday for failing to disclose income reported to from restaurant and paying employees understand the table. in may 2008, agents raided several of these restaurants and arrested people for allegedly b eing in the country illegally. as we all know, the holiday shopping season is well u nderway. we're told bay area shoppers plan to spend more money than most. and changes at ups stores. what you will now need with you if you want to ship a package.
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ship a package. if you are driving in the east bay, things are getting slightly better but it's still very slow on many commutes. we'll explain.
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the new economic forecast shows the golden state could be in -- in for a rough year for another year. california will have an u
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nemployment rate of 11 pie 4% and won't drop to single digits until 2012. the report expects real personal income to grow just 1.6% next year. but to nearly double that in 2012. a new survey shows bay area shoppers plan to spend nearly $ 1300 this holiday season. that's more than $100 above the national average according to research done by the delieutenant accounting firm. most bay area shoppers plan to spend more on socializing and entertaining rather than gifts. i'm gonna be one of them. new this morning, remember, t his -- ups now requires photo i.d. if you want to ship p ackages at its retail centers all over the world. they say the move is part of an ongoing review to enhance and toughen security. all of this comes a month after explosives were found on a u.p.s.
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cargo plane. that was traced to yemen. >> good to know. >> yes. we want to check in with sal keeping busy, keeping an eye on the commute this morning. hi, sal. >> hi, tori and dave. we're looking at the bay area bridge the. we're going to look at the been, which is the busiest. the richmond, golden gate and san mateo bridges have been good. if you drive the bay bridge every day, we would love to hear from you. go to ktvu.com. send me an e-mail. i'm just gonna ask you some questions, how long does it fake you every day? what do you hate about the commute? that kind of stuff. ktvu.com and find me more. 8:26 and let's go to steve. thank you, sal. you can also treat me if you have fog, sunshine, doesn't matter. we are much cooler this morning than yesterday. some clouds off to the north. it looks like mostly sunny in marin county and that looks to be the dividing line because south of that it's sunny.
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can you get a good look at this right there. mostly sunny, some clouds might drift in later on. but overall, 40s. livermore reporting fog and 40. the system is driving to the north. now this will drop over us tomorrow. it will give rain to the north bay. patchy fog, sun and clouds. but a lot more stun in the morning, 50s and 60s on the temperatures and then we bring in clouds, rain to the north. i think north bay could get maybe .50 to 1. south bay, .10 if that. a little bit of rain on t hursday, then it's gone. the search for the person responsible for a fatal dragging incident in the east bay, it's going on now. we have new information on what witnesses saw and how surveillance video might help this investigation. he was at the controls of a terrifying muni crash. we have new details about how
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many times that same operator has been in trouble for before.
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>> reporter: one of the things that could be hampering police efforts is the fog. they are using laser technology to re-create the scene here. we have learned more details about exactly what happened in this case. let's take you through what we've learned. about 1:9 this morning there were several people arriving from work at a nearby business. they say the victim and this truck in the parking lot of that produce market and heard an argument. they heard a passionate argument that didn't last very long before there -- very long before there was a screech of tires. they saw the woman hit and they called 911. there was actually an antioch police officer very nearby.
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he tried to help her with l ife- saving efforts. they failed shand -- and she d ied. they are looking at this as a homicide and not a hit-and-run because they say there's no way this driver did not know what was happening. >> based upon what we're seeing here preliminary and the fact that was proceeded by an argument and the driver left the scene, it's our kneeling that the driver -- feeling that the drivinger knew what was h appening to the victim. the victim appeared to be on the side of the vehicle, possibly under the vehicle and sustained these great injuries. it should have been very obvious to the driver that this person was there. >> reporter: the hunt for the person responsible is on at this hour. we do have this vehicle description for you. the vehicle that was scene taken off is a late model
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silver four door nissan frontier pickup. had it a luggage on the cab of the truck. that's the vehicle. they are searching for at this hour. they believe it left north on k avala road. but other than that, we don't have any information about who was driving, whether that person was male or female. we're learning more about the victim. we're told she's 40 years old from antioch. and may have been a frequent visitor to this area. as far as what was going on, at 2:00 in the morning, by sides the two businesses open. we know the market was closed. we do not know the victim came with the suspect in that vehicle or d been walking here. those are all details that police are trying to put together right now. live in antioch, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:33. this morning, investigators are searching for the cause of a powerful explosion that critically injured an oakland man. it happened just after 8:00 last night at a home on 87th a
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venue. just a few hours ago we received home video of last night's explosion. there it is. one man suffered serious burns to more than 80% of his body. the explosion rocked the neighborhood and destroyed his home. one alert neighbor heard his desperate cries for help and immediately took action. i heard this guy asking for help. help! help! he was screaming and asking for help. i jumped over my fence and i saw this guy. leon spencer is now listed in critical condition. investigors say the explosion appears to be caused by a natural explosion. but a spokesperson for pg&e say their inspectors don't believe the explosion was caused by a leak in their equipment.
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a state lawmaker from the bay area is pushing for more c ontrols over pg&e in response to that disaster. democratic assemblyman jerry hill of san mateo was -- has introduced a bill in sacramento. it places several tough, new restrictions on utilities such as pg&e. assemblyman hill will outline -- >> three people accused of k illing a man are due in urt today. police say -- police say the victim's ex-girlfriend lured him to a home on bridgewood drive on sunday and her ex- husband and another man attacked him. police say the men beat and k icked the victim, tied him up with duct tape and threatened to to set him on fire. the suspects are identified as one woman and two men.
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a muni operator involved in a crash in july of last year reportedly had a spotty driving record. "the examiner" reports henry gray had been suspended four times prior to the west portal crash. he was suspended in 2008 for low marks on an inspection report and in 2007 for hitting another train. 47 people were hurt in the 2009 collision. gray told authorities he blacked out moments before his train rear ended another train. investigators say -- say before the collision, gray broke protocol by switching the train controls from automatic to manual. a different kind of christmas story. a long-time santa claus is out of work and a naughty joke is
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to blame. jade hernandez is right in front of the macy's store to explain this controversy. >> reporter: good morning. if you came to see santa john at union square's macy, you will b e -- macy's, you will be disappointed this year. we're live in san francisco. santa john may be considered a casualty of political c orrectness. on saturday, he was told his services would no longer be necessary after an adult couple complained about an adult -- an adult he pulled out of his bag. he says he's used all of his jokes for 20 years. but apparently an older woman and her husband considered his quips inappropriate. he asks if they've been good and if they say yes, they say that's too bad. and if asked where -- why he's
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so jolly, he says it's because he knows from where -- where all of the boys and girls are. >> you can't be mad at macy's. they did what he they felt they needed to do their image and protect the people as well. >> i don't think so. i think it was just -- he was just break -- jorking around. i think -- i think he should kind of watch because today a world. >> reporter: he told the chronicle he hopes macy's will change his mind. he will rely on social security and his savings for this holiday season. we contacted his family and hope to hear from him personally later today. reporting live in san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. some interesting comments there. thank you, jade. we want to check in with sal castanedo and see what's
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happening on the roads and the rest of the commute. >> that's right. we got a lot of tweets and e- mails about that story. let's go out and take a look at westbound, 9 -- 92 as you head out to the high rise, sometimes you don't have to ask people, they will just tell people what you think. this is a look at the san mateo bridge, this is a look at marin county and 101. things have been okay here and it's been a nice, quiet commute. also this morning's drive on 280 has been nice. we're beginning to finally see some improvement in the commute. we don't have any major crashes to report. let's go to -- go to steve. mostly sunny. now, some areas of fog, interesting, this could set up to be a very foggy pattern for inland areas. but sunny and warm for the coast. today, the north bay has some
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clouds. we just had a nice tweet from petaluma. that's about the dividing line. it looks like sonoma county, marin county looks sunny. south of that is mostly sunny except some of that fog and that fog when it comes back in from the valley, it's tough to budge and it's looking like that will set up for the weekend. that will be -- today we'll have sunshine, mild conditions, warm for some and 60s. and that system then starts to move toward us closer to tomorrow. some patchy fog, sunshine and then higher clouds. more sun, east bay, south bay. 40s and 50s. the lows yesterday were mid- 50s. livermore in the 8:00 observation reported fog and report. man it's cold if you are stuck in the fog. 43 ukiah. fresno, santa maria, some of that fog in the valley is very
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to move. slow moves towards the north. it looks like rain for the north bay and south bay but the -- but the south bay may not get anything out of this one. a dry pattern today and then cloudy skies. that will happen. rain to the north wednesday and then a little bit on thursday. then it's out of here. patchy fog, more sunshine and fog later on. 50s and 60s -- 60s on those temperatures. temperature, we cloud it up. i think the rain will stall out. we'll have some light rain on thursday. clear it out on friday. dave and tori? >> thank you, steve. 8:41. something that happened in washington, d.c. is affecting today's trading on wall street. we'll bridge you the latest stock numbers. berkeley radio station becomes the first in the bay area to air a show by the al- jazeera network. plus the new study linking problems to children in often their moms used a afternoon
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let's brick you up to date on some of the top stories we're following for you right
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now. what antioch police first thought was a fatal hit and run is now a homicide investigation. police are hoping surveillance video will lead them to a driver who hit and dragged a woman to her death. this happened about 2:00 this morning on kabala road. police on the peninsula have detained a suspected police imposter. in one incident yesterday, he stopped a woman and said she pulled into the parking lot of this in and out burger tried to make her pay for a phony s peeding ticket. and looking live at wall street at the big board there, stocks are up this morning on the word that president obama and republican leaders agreed to a package of tax cuts and an extension of unemployment benefits. the analysts say the extension of the bush era tax cuts removed a major source of uncertainty for the financial markets. the founder of wickileaks in is now in jail until a london cord decides to order his execution to sweden. that seems to be just the tip of the iceberg for the troubles
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facing julian assange and his infamous website. pam cook is in the newsroom with more. >> as he headed to court this morning, his business finances seemed to be falling apart around him. now, in the last half hour, we've watched as julian assange was taken from court to jail until he will stay until december 14th. he's now waiting for a judge to decide on his execution to sweden where he's wanted on rape chargings. now, assange has denied the charges and this morning in court today the -- told the judge that he does not consent to the extradition. also this morning, visa and master card cut off payments to wickileaks saying their rules prohibit cut mess from -- customers from directly or indirectly engaging or facilitating any action that's illegal. now a spokesperson for wickileaks says any development with regard to julian assange will not change the plans we have with regards to the l eers -- releases today and in the
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coming days. what's expected in the coming days is what assange promises to be a huge release of documents exposing a big american bank. since assange mentioned that he had five gigs of documents on bank of america a year ago. most people now assume that it will reveal fraudulent mortgage lending by countrywide financial which was adwyered -- acquired by bank of america. amazon.com and pay pal have already severed ties with wikileaks and his bank account was closed yesterday. supporters of the website say this is retaliation for the release of sensitive documents that has angered government l eaders from around the world. i'm pam cook, let's going about to tori. >> thank you. 8:47. a radio news show produced by the al-jazeera network has hit thary waives in the bay area -- the airwaves in the bay area
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for the first time yesterday. it's new programming that opened up after the station cancelled its two-hour morning low last month. but they say al-jazeera offers its listeners a different perspective. some employees question the decision. >> we felt it offered a different perspective on -- perspective on the news, from a slightly different perspective. they are looking at it from a slightly more outside eye than we tend to get from the news. >> i think there's room for al- jazeera. i don't particularly think the morning show should be replaced by al-jazeera programming, period. >> the pacifica foundation is running al-jazeera broadcasts on its stations in new york and washington, d.c. and plan the to expand to -- plans to expand to other cities -- cities in the future. governor schwarzenegger w ants even more budget cuts to
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deal with california's ongoing deficit. the governor wants to cut food stamps, child care and welfare programs. he's called lawmakers into a special session to reduce the deficit before he leaves office on january 3rd. however, many lawmakers and especially the democrats say they would rather wait until the new governor, jerry brown circumstances sworn in. >> we know there are no longer low-langing -- hanging fruits. the longer we get, the -- we wait, the worse it will get. >> if this is just more of the same, i'm not interested. >> well, tomorrow, jerry brown has scheduled a budget forum in sacramento with lawmakers from both parties. we're now learning california prison officials have turned to an overseas manufacturer to replenish the state supply of a lethal injection drug. the state paid a british company about $36,000 for the drug last month. california put executions on
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hold in september when its supply ran out. the americans civil liberties union filed a lawsuit to find the course of the drug and it is argued it's illegal to use foreign-made drugs for e xecutions. marin rescue workers in sausalito tell ktvu that the wayward sea lion found wandering from the ocean will have to be euthanized. on saturday, 5-year-old california sea lion was found on the campus of knights el men -- elementary school in contra costa county. that's a few miles south of bethel island. workers at the septemberer ran fests on the sea lion and discovered she has severe brain damage, likely from eating a national toxin in algae. there is a new study that says that cell phones may affect a child's behavior even before they are born. researchers found that a woman
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who uses a cell phone a lot while she's pregnant puts their child at risk. one reason, they are not sure, is that cell phone aid ration -- radiation may develop in brain development. there's also a study that men over 75 remain sexually active as they get colder. they found that almost a third of these men were sexually a ctive at least once a year including one and ten men between the ages of 90 and 95. many of those men say they would love to be having more sex while others are foregoing sex because of health problems, low testosterone or a lack of partners. okay. nine minutes before 9:00. one high school's creative solution to the problem of those sagging pants. >> everyone who possibly needed to be,le, they were,le. a winter time one spot in the east bay is on hinnies.
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a high school in memphis, tennessee has come up to a creative situation to the problem of kids wearing saggy pants. teacher fix the pants with twist ties. there you see it. they call it getting erkled after steve erkle, the tv
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character. teachers say it's dropped the amount of ties they have to put on is about 80%. the vallejo school board is focusing on freshmen. the district says 9th graders make up the majority of cases where students are expelled and that changes are needed to help reduce the drop-out rate. some of the proposed ideas include a summer program for i ncoming freshman, a year long transition course and regular meetings with advisers. the school board plans to vote on the proposal knicks w ednesday. 8:55. the marin county town of fair tax may soon begin to mint its own currency. it's an idea of a nonprofit group called sustainable f airfax. they want to create a coin c alled fair bucks which would be worth about $3. local businesses would have to buy the coins and issue them to customers as chains. the coins can only be redeemed at businesses in fair tax -- fairfax. this coming sunday, san francisco city hall will open its doors for the first ever
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holiday openhouse. it's beautiful. members of the public would -- will be able to meeted a greet city officials. the openhouse are -- will be held between 2:00 and 5: 5:00. gavin newsom came up with the idea as a new way to celebrate the holiday season. nearly four years ago, the ice ridge in the art deck doe building was shut dunn. the-- shut down. tonight, the city council can approve plans. a former "american idol" was the big winner at the "american country awards." >> carrie underwood! >> carrie underwood picked up six awards, including artist of the year, album of the year and tour of the year. the american country awards were voted on entirely by
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fans. it is ticket 2s day. and today lucky viewers will win tickets to see eric clapton in concert. the tickets are good for the hp pavilion in san jose. to enter, go to ktvu.com before midnight. scroll down to the "right now" tab and put in the secret word "leyla." >> saw him in concert. awesome. >> i bet he was. quickly, sal? commute, getting better? >> it is. >> 880 a little bit slow still although it's moving a little bit better than it was. when you get to the toll plaza, there is still a delay now the fog has moved in. now it's unclear how bad the backup is here. in san francisco, 101 is busy approaching the 80 split. >> sal, except for some of that fog and some clouds towards the north bay it's mostly sunny. that will burn off.
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we'll have scattered sun, mostly sunny. clouds roll in tonight. rain tomorrow. kind evelyners into thursday. then it's out of here. it will be sunny and warm by the coast. it will be very foggy inland. >> very. >> you can have like 49 degrees and 68 in san francisco. i think that's -- i think that's very, very cold in the east. big system. fort lauderdale this morning was 40. [ laughter ] >> coldest low they've had -- >> the citrus plants there. >> yes. >>
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